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Annette Black

John A. Smietanka

  • Serving all of Grandville
  • 60 years of experience
  • Arbitration, Collaborative Law, International Arbitration ...
  • Grandville, MI

Biography

Delta Theta Phi. Quasi-Pupil, General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, London, England, 1973-1974. Posts of Honor: Recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" for 2005 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for his exemplary efforts to free a wrongly convicted man f

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Mediation
  • Mediation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Formation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Discrimination
  • Human Rights
  • Prisoners Rights
  • Public Interest Law
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Bribery
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Constitutional Law
  • Commercial Crimes
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Broadcast Radio
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Computer Crime
  • Computer Fraud
  • Fifth Amendment Law
  • Fourth Amendment Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Media and First Amendment
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Ethics
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Incorporation
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Public Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Death Penalty
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Dui/Dwi
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Victims Rights
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Civil Drug Forfeiture
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Environmental Criminal Defense
  • Environmental Criminal Law
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Mediation
  • Environmental Real Estate
  • Pollution
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Odometer Tampering
  • Federal Practice
  • Congressional Investigations
  • County Government Law
  • County Liability
  • False Claims Act
  • Federal Government Law
  • Federal Grants
  • Federal Legislative Practice
  • Federal Tort Claims
  • Government Affairs
  • Government Agency Practice
  • Government Ethics
  • Government Immunity
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Relations
  • Government Risk Management
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Governmental Defense
  • Governmental Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Initiative and Referendum
  • International Government Relations
  • Legislative Practice
  • Local Government Civil Rights
  • Local Government Defense
  • Local Government Law
  • Local Government Liability
  • Local Government Relations
  • Political Subdivision Liability
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Public Policy
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • State Government Law
  • State Legislative Practice
  • Township Law
  • Historic Preservation
  • Internet Crimes
  • False Arrest
  • False Imprisonment
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Law Enforcement Officers Rights
  • Police Brutality
  • Police Liability
  • Police Liability Defense
  • Police Misconduct
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Municipal Prosecution
  • Charitable Organizations Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Adverse Possession
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Historic Conservation Easements
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Right of Way Easements
  • Church and State
  • Church Law
  • Religious Institutions Liability
  • Civil RICO
  • Criminal Taxation
  • Tax Evasion
  • Tax Fraud
  • Tax Litigation
  • Trademark Registration
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Environmental Land Use
  • Land Conservation
  • Land Development
  • Land Use
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Rezoning
  • Special Districts
  • Zoning Law
  • Zoning Variances

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
    1968
  • Oblate Fathers Scholasticate
    1964

Languages

  • English

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Member: Special Committee on Trial Advocacy Certification, 1976-1978
  • Special Committee on Specialization of Law Practice, 1978-1979
  • Special Committee on Revising the Michigan Criminal Code, 1977-1980
  • Committee on Profe

Admissions

  • Illinois 1969
  • Michigan 1969

Representive Cases

  • Michigan v. Payne, 412 U.S. 47 (1973)
  • U.S. v. Del Percio, 657 F.Supp 849 (1989)
  • Souter v. Jones, 395 F.3d 577 (2005).

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